Trustee: Treasurer

Job Title: Trustee: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury
Salary: Unpaid
Reference: REF-123
Contact Name: Sophie Palmer
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2020 13:27

Job Description

Holy Cow Community Events: Holy Cow Community Events is a newly-established CIO, hosting events throughout Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire in order to spread cultural awareness within the town. Regardless of individual faith, our mission is to connect members of the community, bringing them together through song, dance, and interactive workshops. We have now held three successful festivals in October to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.

Role: Over the coming months, we are looking for a trustee treasurer to serve as a representative of our exciting new CIO within the wider community, ensuring its financial viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The ideal candidate would be local to Aylesbury, with excellent leadership and networking abilities, eager to be an active participant in the future growth and direction of the organisation. Board meetings will be held quarterly, with the possibility of additional sub-meetings, particularly in the run-up to the main festival (October).


  • Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements to the board

  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place 

  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans 

  • Ensuring that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity 

  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission 

  • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation 

  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way 

  • Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required

Person specification:

  • A commitment to our organisation and belief in its mission is essential

  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, and attend all board meetings

  • In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the treasurer should have the following qualities.

  • Financial qualifications and experience 

  •  A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis would be an advantage

If you would like to make a difference to your local community, and feel like this is the role for you, then please do get in touch!

The role is a voluntary, unpaid position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.